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Board Recruitment & Orientation: A Step-by-Step, Common Sense Guide

Board Recruitment & Orientation: A Step-by-Step, Common Sense Guide

Hildy Gottlieb (Tucsan, Arizona: Renaissance Press, 2001)
November 5, 2002

This no-nonsense manual, with a wonderfully humorous tone throughout, is a must-have for any nonprofit leader looking to improve or create an effective recruitment and training program for the organization's board members....

The Season of Hope: A Risk Management Guide for Youth-Serving Nonprofits

The Season of Hope: A Risk Management Guide for Youth-Serving Nonprofits

John C. Patterson, Barbara B. Oliver (Washington, D.C.: Nonprofit Risk Management Center, 2002)
October 22, 2002

Expanding on their earlier work, Child Abuse Prevention Primer, the authors cover a broader array of topics, including parental roles and effects of changes in family demographics, child maltreatment procedures, youth violence and associated risks, workplace injuries, developing Internet policies, and physical and mental health problems....

The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others

The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others

Susan Crites Price (Washington, District of Columbia: Council on Foundations, 2001)
October 8, 2002

In this well-informed and easy-to-read book, Price challenges parents to raise children to become caring adults by planting the seeds in them about charitable giving through stories, games and activities, films and videos, and by modeling behavior for them....

Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out)

Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out)

Andy Robinson (San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2002)
September 24, 2002

PND's Kevin Kinsella reviews Robinson's book on the growing importance of social entrepreneurship in the nonprofit sector, which discusses how organizations can create an "entrepreneurial culture" within the organization; brainstorm and evaluate potential earned income projects; develop and use a business plan; raise enough money to get started; and successfully market its goods and services....

Planning and Implementing Your Major Gifts Campaign

Planning and Implementing Your Major Gifts Campaign

Suzanne Irwin-Wells (San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2002)
September 10, 2002

This workbook is designed specifically to assist the smaller nonprofits in the field that are considering implementing their first major gifts campaign, and the guidance is appropriate for both volunteers and professional staff who are novices to major gift fundraising....

The Law of Fundraising

The Law of Fundraising

Bruce R. Hopkins (New York, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002)
August 28, 2002

The third edition of The Law of Fundraising, which covers the origins of governmental regulation, state laws, federal laws, emerging issues in governmental oversight, and standards in use by watchdog groups — material that is essential for fundraisers to know about, but also is becoming increasingly complex....

Conducting a Successful Development Services Program

Conducting a Successful Development Services Program

Kent E. Dove et. al (San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2002)
August 14, 2002

The fourth volume of the Dove on Fundraising series is a first-of-its-kind guide to creating, managing, and sustaining the key aspects of a successful development services program, which begins with evaluating information systems, building a donor database, and establishing a research infrastructure....

Building Capacity in Nonprofit Organizations

Building Capacity in Nonprofit Organizations

Carol J. De Vita, Cory Fleming (Washington, District of Columbia: Urban Institute, 2001)
July 31, 2002

This collection of papers defines capacity building, discusses why there is a need for it, outlines its role in the development of nonprofits, and gives guidelines to grantmakers on how and why to fund it....

Careers in Fundraising

Careers in Fundraising

Lilya Wagner (New York, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002)
July 17, 2002

Careers in Fundraising takes the reader, step-by-step, down the various paths a fundraising professional may choose and illustrates some of the obstacles he or she may encounter on the way, with useful insights for those who are just entering the job market, are making a transition from another field, or who are looking to get ahead in their chosen profession....

Green of Another Color: Building Effective Partnerships between Foundations and the Environmental Justice Movement

James Aaron Quick, Daniel R. Faber, Cheryl Carter New, Deborah McCarthy (Washington, District of Columbia: Aspen Institute, 2001)
July 3, 2002

Targeted to foundation staff, officers, board members, and individual donors, the book presents an historical analysis of the accomplishments of the environmental justice movement — the most underfunded social movement by the philanthropic community in the United States — over the last ten years....

YouthARTS Toolkit: Arts Programs for Youth at Risk

YouthARTS Toolkit: Arts Programs for Youth at Risk

Americans for the Arts (Washington, District of Columbia: Americans for the Arts, 1998)
June 18, 2002

Organizations that are considering an arts program for at-risk youth — whether they are art agencies, juvenile justice agencies, social service or another type of community-based group — will find this toolkit invaluable as it gives guidance on establishing, maintaining, and evaluating this type of program....

A New Framework for Building Participation in Arts

A New Framework for Building Participation in Arts

Kevin F. McCarthy, Kimberly Jinnett (Santa Monica, California: RAND, 2001)
June 4, 2002

The authors have created a behavioral model that offers organizations a means to choose strategies by examining the relationship among the three main elements of the participation process: how organizations plan to increase participation, where their target populations presently are in the decision-making process, and the factors relevant to each position in the process....

ManagingNonprofits.org: Dynamic Management for the Digital Age

ManagingNonprofits.org: Dynamic Management for the Digital Age

Ben Hecht, Rey Ramsey (New York, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002)
May 21, 2002

The rapid adoption of information technologies by nonprofit organizations and their customers, the devolution of government funding to state and local service providers, the explosion of individual and foundation wealth, and the accelerating rate of nonprofit growth, write Hecht and Ramsey, are combining to have an equally disruptive effect on the sector...

A Leader to Leader Guide: On Creativity, Innovation, and Renewal

A Leader to Leader Guide: On Creativity, Innovation, and Renewal

Frances Hesselbein (Editor), Rob Johnston (Editor) (San Francisco, California: Drucker Foundation, 2002)
May 14, 2002

The essays in this compilation of the best pieces published in the Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management's award-winning magazine, Leader to Leader, on strategic innovation, fostering creativity, and organizational transformation are thoughtful and provocative....

Demystifying Grant Seeking: What You Really Need To Do To Get Grants

Demystifying Grant Seeking: What You Really Need To Do To Get Grants

Larissa Golden Brown, Martin John Brown (San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2001)
May 7, 2002

The authors have compiled a systematic five-step approach to organizing the grantseeking process: learn about your organization, community and funders; match your request to a funder; invite a funder to invest in your organization; invite a funder to invest in your organization; and evaluate your results, methods, and opportunities....